The Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant can help your business recover from COVID-19. One of the lessons learned from COVID-19 is that it is important to have an online presence and to be able to sell online.
The average online store saw a 500% increase during COVID-19.
This makes perfect sense! We were all on lockdown, yet customers still had a need for their products to tide them over while unable to get their regular beauty services. Businesses that had an online store were able to stay afloat as they had another source of income besides services. We want to take this opportunity to give a shoutout to Binary Logic whose support during COVID-19 was incredible.
Applying for the grant.
You can apply for this grant in one of two phases. Phase 1 goes from June to December 2020 and consists of microgrants of up to $1000. Applications are accepted weekly. Phase 2 consists of larger grants of up to $25K.
Applicants can apply only once for either phase 1 or 2. You must have a valid business license to apply.
One of the core criteria of the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant is business transformation and economic diversification. The grant cannot be used for rent/lease/mortgage, payroll, membership fees, permit fees, debt reduction, retroactive costs, insurance, and other similar expenses.
Matching the grant.
Before you get too excited, there are eligibility requirements to this grant, one of them being that you have to match the amount of the grant you apply for.
Other ways for beauty industry business to use the grant.
You can use this grant to purchase masks, gloves and other safety equipment to keep your staff and clients safe.
EXECUTIVE SPA GROUP can help you access grants to pay for your esthetics training courses.
GRANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
I AM CURRENTLY WORKING.
If you are currently working, you should have a conversation with your employer regarding your future career goals and how they will benefit the workplace.
Your employer can apply for a grant to cover 2/3 of all training costs. You can only register for your desired training until your grant application has been approved. It usually takes about a month for the application to be approved, so don’t waste time, apply now!
If you are a new employee and have been there for less than 30 days, your employer is eligible for 100% of training costs in grant funding.
We can help with your grant application process.
Have your employer call or email us. We can make a trip to your workplace to help you sort out the process.
Can I pay for the training myself?
Yes. As the trainee, you can fund your own training costs, but your employer must apply on your behalf. Keep in mind that you will have to pay all training costs up front. Your employer will be reimbursed and will have to provide documentation demonstrating they in turn reimbursed you.
However, these types of grants are intended for your employer to invest in your development, therefore, it is expected that they will invest 1/3 of the costs, even if you are the one who paid for it up front.
When can I expect reimbursement?
You have 30 days after you complete your training to submit proof of completion in order to receive your reimbursement. On average, reimbursement takes 4-6 weeks post submission, so submit asap!
I AM NOT WORKING ATM.
If you are not working at the moment and have been unemployed for 30 consecutive days or more, you have the option to find an employer who will sponsor your training. When an employer hires a NEW employee, 100% of the training costs can be funded.
This option works especially well for experienced estheticians who require an additional skill to work at a certain spa.
If you are new to the beauty industry, we recommend applying for Receptionist or Assistant positions and working out a training plan with your new employer.
If you are having difficulty finding a sponsoring employer, you have other options, call or email us for more information.
ESTHETICS TRAINING COURSE SUMMER SCHEDULE
JUNE 18, 2019- MANICURES AND PEDICURES 101
JUNE 25, 2019- WAXING AND TINTING 101
JUNE 25, 2019- SALON/SPA MANAGEMENT
AUGUST 6, 2019 – LASH EXTENSIONS 102
AUGUST 6, 2019 – NAIL EXTENSIONS 102
AUGUST 6, 2019 – SPA INDUSTRY
AUGUST 13, 2019- MAKEUP ARTISTRY 101
AUGUST 13, 2019- RETAIL
AUGUST 20, 2019- MANICURES AND
AUGUST 27, 2019- WAXING AND TINTING
AUGUST 27, 2019- SALON/SPA MANAGEMENT
JULY 2, 2019 – LASH EXTENSIONS 102
JULY 2, 2019- NAIL EXTENSIONS 102
JULY 2, 2019- SPA INDUSTRY STANDARDS
JULY 9, 2019- MAKEUP ARTISTRY 101
JULY 9, 2019- RETAIL
JULY 16, 2019- MANICURES AND PEDICURES
JULY 23, 2019- WAXING AND TINTING 101
JULY 30, 2019- SALON/SPA MANAGEMENT
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